Anne Waldman and Peter Warshall lecture on the biosphere, the noosphere, nature and mind. Waldman explains Teilhard de Chardin's idea of the noosphere and goes on to explore the relationship between human beings and nature, including the ways in which we are destroying our own environment. She connects our situation to the Buddhist concept of the six realms of existence. Warshall defines the extent of the biosphere in which life exists. He talks about his experience as a biologist for the...
byCollom, Jack; Kyger, Joanne; Schelling, Andrew; Waldman, Anne; Warshall, Peter
Wide ranging panel discussion on topics of ecology, dharma, enviornmental protection, the language and stories of those realms, and their implications for new writing. Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, spirituality and literature, activism